Definitions for: Medal

[n] an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

Webster (1913) Definition: Med"al, n. [F. m['e]daille, It. medaglia, fr. L.
metallum metal, through (assumed) LL. metalleus made of
metal. See Metal, and cf. Mail a piece of money.]
A piece of metal in the form of a coin, struck with a device,
and intended to preserve the remembrance of a notable event
or an illustrious person, or to serve as a reward.

Med"al, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Medaled, or Medalled; p.
pr. & vb. n. Medaling or Medalling.]
To honor or reward with a medal. ``Medaled by the king.''

Synonyms: decoration, laurel wreath, medallion, palm, ribbon

See Also: accolade, Air Medal, award, bronze medal, Bronze Star, Bronze Star Medal, Congressional Medal of Honor, Croix de Guerre, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Order, gold medal, honor, honour, laurels, Medaille Militaire, Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Order of the Purple Heart, Purple Heart, silver medal, Silver Star, Silver Star Medal, Victoria Cross

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